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China tells pig farms to resto

China’s pig farmers should quickly replenish their herds and the nation plans to buy more pork for its reserves, a government official said, in steps to c

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Posted On: 16 Jan 2019

China shuts churches in Christ

CHINA is cracking down on Christianity by shutting hundreds of unofficial “house churches”, throwing pastors in prison, and increasing surveillance

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Posted On: 14 Jan 2019

Indonesian divers find crashed

Indonesian authorities will download on Monday the contents of a cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a Lion Air jet that crashed more than two months ago, killing

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Posted On: 14 Jan 2019

China car sales hit reverse fo

Car makers in China will face more fierce competition this year, after a tough 2018 when the world’s biggest auto market contracted for the first time in

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Posted On: 14 Jan 2019

Nepalese woman and her childre

At least one or two women die every year in huts following 'chhaupadi' tradition When Amba Bohara’s period came this week, she followed a familiar routin

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Posted On: 10 Jan 2019

Confusion as Malaysia king re

Malaysia is in a state of confusion after its king abdicated the throne at the weekend in a historically unprecedented move.   Sultan Muhammad V of Kelan

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Posted On: 07 Jan 2019

Taiwan reunification with Chin

Taiwan’s unification with the mainland is “inevitable”, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, warning against any efforts to promote the isl

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Posted On: 02 Jan 2019

Three Chinese students killed

Three students were killed in a laboratory blast at a Beijing university on Wednesday, the city’s fire department said.   “There was an explo

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Posted On: 26 Dec 2018

Taiwan rebukes ruling party, e

Voters in Taiwan have delivered a strong rebuke to the island’s pro-independence ruling party in local elections, emboldening the China-friendly oppositio

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Posted On: 25 Nov 2018

Two years after Philippines' p

Two years after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a divorce with old ally the United States in return for bumper business ties with China, he doesn

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Posted On: 19 Nov 2018

Chinese city urges those 'pois

A city in China’s far-western Xinjiang region has ordered people who are “poisoned by extremism, terrorism and separatism”, in contact with ov

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Posted On: 19 Nov 2018

Hong Kong 'Occupy' protest lea

Three leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy “Occupy” movement, which paralyzed parts of the Chinese-ruled city for nearly three months, de

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Posted On: 19 Nov 2018

Asia Pacific leaders fail to r

A Chinese official said on Sunday that Asia-Pacific leaders could not issue the traditional communique at the end of the regional APEC forum, held in Papua New

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Posted On: 18 Nov 2018

China reports new swine fever

China has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever in the eastern province of Anhui.   China, home to the world’s largest hog herd, has repo

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Posted On: 11 Nov 2018

Facebook refuses Singapore req

Facebook has rejected a Singapore government request to remove a post of an online article that the government said was “false and malicious”, promp

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Posted On: 10 Nov 2018

Former first lady hiding as Co

The Philippines’ anti-corruption court on Friday ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos after finding her guilty on seven counts of graft d

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Posted On: 09 Nov 2018

South Korea President sacks f

President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in has sacked his Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon and Presidential Chief of Staff for Policy Jang Ha-sung, as the country stru

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Posted On: 09 Nov 2018

Japan aims to open door wider

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved draft legislation on Friday to open the door to more overseas blue-collar workers in sectors grappling with l

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Posted On: 02 Nov 2018

Japanese maker of train in dea

The Japanese manufacturer of a train that derailed in Taiwan killing 18 people said it had discovered a design flaw that failed to alert the central control sys

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Posted On: 02 Nov 2018

China stocks stumble despite c

Shares in Asia staggered on Monday as China’s markets stumbled despite its central bank moving to pump more liquidity into the broader economy, as worries

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Posted On: 08 Oct 2018

Wife of former Malaysian PM Na

Malaysia’s anti-graft agency arrested former first lady Rosmah Mansor on Wednesday and she will be charged with money laundering, her lawyer told Reuters.

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Posted On: 03 Oct 2018

South Korea begins removing mi

Seoul says South Korea has begun clearing mines from two sites inside the heavily fortified border with North Korea under a package of tension-reduction deal be

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Posted On: 01 Oct 2018

Indonesian Earthquake: 18 ft T

At least 384 people were killed when a major earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said on Saturday.   Hundreds had g

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Posted On: 30 Sep 2018

Indonesia blasphemy woman endu

A rights group says the Indonesian woman imprisoned for blasphemy after complaining about noise from a mosque is sharing a cramped cell with 16 other women and

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Posted On: 27 Sep 2018

U.S. accuses Myanmar military

A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar’s military waged a “well-planned and coordinated” campaign of mass killings, gang rapes

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Posted On: 26 Sep 2018

Indonesian teen survives 49 da

An Indonesian teenager is telling an extraordinary story of how he survived seven weeks adrift at sea. Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, worked alone on a wooden fishing

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Posted On: 25 Sep 2018